R300m development for the wine route

A R300m residential estate is being developed at Zevenwacht wine farm on Stellenbosch’s wine route next to Kuils River.

Zevenwacht owner Harold Johnson says in-depth agricultural, environmental and related studies over the past three years have resulted in a decision to use land for purposes such as housing.

He says the rezoning has been approved by the City of Cape Town and all other relevant authorities and that this is encouraging for future development and growth in the region.

“The development is expected to contribute — directly and indirectly — about R500m in economic activity to the local community,” Johnson says.

The Zevenwacht development includes the construction of a link road from the Zevenwacht entrance to Polkadraai Road.

The development will consist of a secure residential country estate consisting of 92 erven as well as a retirement village of 128 units with full frail-care facilities.

Johan Schaefer, director of development, says all houses on the estate are to be built according to strict architectural guidelines, with lawned meadows, tree-lined avenues and indigenous trees.

Buyers will be able to use all the amenities on the farm.

These include the restaurant — which is situated in a 19th century Cape Dutch manor house — as well as walking and cycling trails, horse riding, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a children’s play park, and wine tasting and sales.

Article from: www.businessday.co.za